Christ Episcopal Church (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)

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Christ Episcopal Church

Christ Episcopal Church is an historical church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1841 as the first Episcopal Church of Williamsport. The church building was consecrated in 1843.[1] It has a distinctive characteristic as the high-church or Anglo-catholic Episcopal parish in the city. Its sanctuary is regarded as one of the most beautiful classical worship spaces in central Pennsylvania, being appointed with several genuine Tiffany stained-glass windows, encaustic tilework, and much fine brass and artisanal woodwork. It is also noted historically for the tenure of its eleventh Rector, the Rev. Dr. John Henry Hopkins, Jr., composer of the beloved Epiphany Hymn "We Three Kings of Orient Are."

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  1. ^ Journal of the proceedings of the Fifty-fourth convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the State of Pennsylvania. p. 16.

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Coordinates: 41°14′35″N 77°00′00″W / 41.243°N 77.000°W / 41.243; -77.000